So now the murder investigation begins. Contrary to what i thought, Frank was not found in the office, he was at the bottom of the stairs. Did he fall? Or was he pushed? Sally found the body so she's first up with statements, and dna stuff. Peter hasn't come home and when he does, he's covered in blood. Aww Pity the police investigator in charge isn't the lovely DI , the one that was after Fiz.
So Peter is the next one being questioned, this time at the police station. But so far, no evidence. Anne wanted to make sure the police knew about the missing contract meaning Carla owns the majority of the factory, not Frank, or, as his next of kin, possibly her. It's also a good motive for Carla to be the killer. Anne really laid into her in the pub didn't she? Dragged up all the old laundry and nearly went hysterical. Carla was arrested at the end of it all. Stronger motive since Peter had to admit he was drunk and couldn't remember.
Carla was very cool under questioning. She didn't take any crap off the police. Every time they tried to trick her up, she was on them. She's right too. If she'd killed Frank with the bottle, she wouldn't have left it full of prints and blood, she'd have smashed it. I don't understand why Peter's prints weren't on the bottle, seeing as Carla was fighting with him over it earlier. He wasn't wearing gloves though, if she didn't kill Frank, the murderer must have been. You can't really selectively wipe fingerprints. It did throw her when Nash admitted he thought Frank was guilty of the rape. In spite of it all, in spite of her having the best motives in the world, it's just too obvious for her to have actually killed Frank. They had to bail Carla, no evidence to really lock her up so far.
Why, when someone is questioned and they have their lawyer sitting right there, is the lawyer always silent? Surely some of the time, when the police are clearly browbeating a witness/suspect, the lawyer should speak up or caution their client not to say anything. Where *is* the contract anyway? They didn't find it in Peter's flat. And where's Jenny? She's disappeared. The cops haven't even mentioned her name. Kevin has come under scrutiny too but as much as he was angry about Frank mistreating Sally, I don't think he'd have done it either.
In the factory, everyone is fizzy with curiosity about what's going on, knowing nothing. Beth is callous and unsentimental but then she's not really got any history. Anne is determined to get her hands on Frank's share of the factory but since there's no contract, Carla is still majority owner and Michelle can still run the factory for Carla. Anne seems to have lost everything.
Where's the contract? Michelle had it!!! And naturally she didn't destroy it like any intelligent person would. I don't know why she thought taking the contract would have accomplished anything. That was a contrived plot device so that Peter could catch Carla burning it and now he thinks she did kill Frank. And minutes after Simon told him he was a horrible father, what does Peter the heartbroken do? He reacts and Carla realizes he thinks she did it and he then leaves the flat and confesses to the murder to save Carla, effectively abandoning his son. Nice. Idiot. But be fair, she wasn't able to convince a jury that Frank raped her. He probably figures there's even less chance of her convincing a jury that she didn't murder Frank.
Gail is unrelenting against Lewis. Audrey seems to be softening. Most definitely. And naturally, when money goes missing from the Bistro, Gail launches a crusade against Lewis when it was Eva all along. Leave it to Audrey to find where Lewis is living and it's a bit tatty looking. She feels all sorry for him and you know the circle is complete. She's going to have him back.
I repeat. A satellite dish is a receiver not a transmitter. It couldn't affect televisions and radios. For someone that seems like an internet non-user, St. Ella managed to trap Karl up on the roof, log in, list and sell the dish in record time. All in one day, afternoon and maybe even an hour!
Meanwhile, Karl seems to be in debt so his gambling must be getting worse. Shame on him for trying to wheedle a bit more out of Rita for the party payment. She wasn't having it and Stella found out too, so Karl got it once in each ear! This isn't helping his attitude towards his "beloved" is it?
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